"The right attitude is the root to success. It enables us to stand strong and prevail. Your attitude toward life is the most important choice you make. Your attitude reflects your past, describes your present and predicts your future. The great news is that even in the worst situations ? a victim of a natural disaster, prisoner of war, target of abuse or when hit by a string of unfortunate circumstances ? your attitude is something you can always control. You are the conductor of your own attitude! Nobody else can compose your thoughts for you. The pursuit of excellence requires you to control your own attitude. If you do, you will create a powerful ripple effect that can have a positive impact many people and miles away. Your attitude is your personal boomerang to the world ? whatever you throw out will come back to you. Receive tomorrow what you give today. (c) 2009 Lee J. Colan LAM-001-00278 "